Three of South Africa’s four teams competing in continental cup competition advanced through to the next round after this weekend’s CAF action.
Sibusiso Vilakazi, Keoikantse Mosiatlhaga, Vincent Pule, Liam Jordan, Joaquim Lupeta and Dillon Sheppard all contributed to Bidvest Wits’ 6-0 drubbing of Light Stars in the second leg of the preliminary round CAF Confederation Cup fixture, held at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening.
Heading into the second leg of this fixture, Wits had already established a 3-0 lead against their Seychelles opponents. As a result, the home team ultimately secured an emphatic 9-0 aggregate win, en route to the first round of the competition.
Mamelodi Sundowns, who had encountered a brief hiccup during the first leg of their CAF Champions League fixture against Zimbabwe’s Chicken Inn, secured a late 2-1 win on aggregate, following an injury time goal from Katlego Mashego at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday night.
Sundowns brought themselves back into this tie, when Wayne Arendse established a 1-0 lead in the 34th minute – a lead which Bafana Ba Style maintained for most of the second stanza.
However, with the aggregate scores level at 1-1, Sundowns needed that extra goal and relentless pressure in the latter stages of the match on Saturday was ultimately rewarded with moments to spare.
Kaizer Chiefs were granted a CAF Champions League walkover on Sunday, after Comoros side Volcan failed to honour their fixture. As a result, they secured an aggregate score of 7-0, having recorded a 4-0 victory during the first leg.
A brace from Arsenio Cabungula, his second goal coming on 90 minutes, helped Angola’s Sagrada Esperanca to a 2-0 win against Ajax Cape Town in their CAF Confederation Cup fixture at the Athlone Stadium on Saturday evening.
The second leg victory helped the visitors advance to the first round of the competition, as they secured a 3-2 aggregate result over the Urban Warriors.